Happy Monday, friends! I’m still feeling a little hole in my heart (and schedule) by not hosting Give Me the Goods on Mondays any more, but I am very pleased to have the opportunity to share more fabulous projects with you all. And what better way to start off the week than with a double makeover?! I’ve finally decorated the nook that overlooks our stairwell, which I’m excited to show you, and I have an easy tutorial for you today: using wax to gild a frame.
As you know, I’m thrilled to be part of the Country Chic Paint blog squad, and I was even more thrilled when they let me try their gold wax. It. is. amazing. I’ve gilded frames in the past (and I still love them!), but it took several coats of paint in different colors and included the drying time in between coats. For this frame, it took about 1.5 minutes to brush gold wax on, and here comes my confession: I didn’t even wait for it to dry! I grabbed the frame by the hanging wire and put it on the wall. Done. And here it is in its new home:
This space has been a little neglected since we moved in. It’s a lovely window, allowing beautiful natural light into the stairwell (and, of course, making photographing the nook almost impossible because it’s the only natural light in the space!). But it was low on the priority list… I find it so peaceful now, though…
And though pink is not usually my color of choice, I couldn’t resist the down-filled chaise that belonged to my grandmother (it is truly the most comfortable thing EVER). Maybe a recovering is in its future, but for the meantime, I complemented it with this beautiful photograph I took in Paris in its new gilded frame.
Speaking of which, would you like a tutorial? Step by step instructions? Here they are:
Using a stiff brush, rub the wax where you want it.
That’s it! See how it transforms the flat brown into rich, golden goodness?
The lighting truly doesn’t do the frame justice. Now it has that layered, textured look of an aged gilded frame… the type you might find in a little Parisian apartment overlooking those cherry blossom trees.
How can you beat a gorgeous makeover that takes mere minutes? If you like this, you may also like my other Country Chic Paint projects. What would you like to gild? I’m warning you… it’s addictive!